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Located in College Park, Maryland, University of Maryland - College Park is a public institution. UMCP is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

2,782 Master's Degrees
647 Doctor's Degrees

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University of Maryland - College Park Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UMCP is ranked #93 out of 807 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UMCP has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#31 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMCP.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Geography & Cartography Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Applied Mathematics Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Library & Information Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Library Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMCP has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#16 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#17 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#18 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#19 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#21 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#145 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Maryland - College Park?

Location of University of Maryland - College Park

Contact details for UMCP are given below.

Contact Details
Address: College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-1000
Website: www.umd.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UnivofMaryland
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UofMaryland

University of Maryland - College Park Graduate Student Diversity

10,438 Graduate Students
48% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,438 graduate students at UMCP, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Gender Diversity at  UMCP

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Maryland - College Park graduate students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMCP Graduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 705
Black or African American 805
Hispanic or Latino 464
White 3,886
International Students 3,586
Other Races/Ethnicities 992

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at University of Maryland - College Park. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 124 countries are represented at UMCP. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Maryland - College Park

949 Took All Classes Online
5,087 Took At Least One Class Online
16.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,087 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMCP has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMCP

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Maryland - College Park was 16.6%. This is the #620 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMCP regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMCP majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering 4%
General Engineering 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMCP ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMCP.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Museum Studies #2
Human Computer Interaction #2
Statistics #3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #5
Ethnic Studies #5
Public Policy #5
Information Science #6
General Social Sciences #6
General Biology #6
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #6
General Engineering #8
Mathematics & Statistics #10
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #17
Computer Information Systems #22
Public Health #31
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #31
Social Sciences #33
Engineering #35
Computer & Information Sciences #56
Public Administration & Social Service #56
Business Administration & Management #209
Health Professions #221
Business, Management & Marketing #243

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Maryland - College Park Graduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 442 0 442
General Engineering 56 319 0 375
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 70 215 0 285
Curriculum & Instruction 18 165 8 191
Electrical Engineering 0 132 44 176
Public Policy 22 112 5 139
Computer Information Systems 0 129 0 129
Accounting 0 127 0 127
Public Health 12 106 9 127
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 107 0 107
Applied Mathematics 1 90 9 100
Finance & Financial Management 0 75 0 75
Mechanical Engineering 0 25 50 75
Computer Science 0 32 35 67
Library & Information Science 0 59 2 61
Music 0 28 25 53
Civil Engineering 0 30 17 47
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 30 15 45
Educational Administration 0 24 19 43
Criminology 0 33 8 41
General Biology 0 22 18 40
Special Education 1 36 2 39
Information Science 0 34 2 36
Communication Sciences 0 20 9 29
General Architecture 3 25 0 28
General Business/Commerce 0 12 16 28
Student Counseling 5 18 5 28
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 28 28
Physics 0 5 22 27
General Psychology 0 10 17 27
Human Computer Interaction 0 26 0 26
Economics 0 11 15 26
General English Literature 0 17 7 24
Political Science & Government 0 4 20 24
Natural Resource Management 0 22 0 22
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 11 10 21
Chemistry 0 2 18 20
Sociology 0 12 8 20
Materials Engineering 0 6 13 19
Other Engineering 0 14 5 19
Urban Studies 0 19 0 19
Biological & Physical Science 0 8 10 18
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 13 5 18
Educational Assessment 5 7 5 17
Biomedical Engineering 0 1 14 15
Chemical Engineering 0 9 6 15
History 0 11 4 15
Statistics 3 6 6 15
General Social Sciences 15 0 0 15
Communication & Media Studies 0 4 10 14
Geography & Cartography 0 4 9 13
Animal Science 0 5 7 12
Food Science Technology 0 4 8 12
Ethnic Studies 4 4 4 12
Drama & Theater Arts 0 9 3 12
Journalism 0 8 3 11
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 3 8 11
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 1 9 10
Mathematics 0 1 9 10
Natural Resources Conservation 0 7 3 10
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 5 5 10
Anthropology 0 8 2 10
Fine & Studio Arts 0 6 4 10
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 1 8 9
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 8 0 0 8
Systems Engineering 0 8 0 8
Area Studies 0 1 7 8
Romance Languages 0 2 6 8
Health & Physical Education 0 3 4 7
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 3 0 3 6
Writing Studies 0 6 0 6
Plant Sciences 0 3 2 5
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 5 5
Classical Languages & Literature 0 5 0 5
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 0 5 5
Landscape Architecture 0 4 0 4
Zoology 0 3 1 4
Germanic Languages 0 4 0 4
Mental & Social Health Services 0 4 0 4
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 2 2 4
Dance 0 4 0 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 3 3
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 2 2
Museum Studies 2 0 0 2
Philosophy 0 0 2 2
Religious Studies 0 2 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 1 1
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 1 1
General Agriculture 0 0 0 0
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0
Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0
Other Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 0
Science, Technology & Society 0 0 0 0
Systems Theory 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
Demography & Population Studies 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 228 2,782 647 3,657

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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